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RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

Im not the OP but hoping to learn along with him. Just read post #1 and yes he says she was barefooted and grabbed the handrail. Isnt the handrail usually plastic? What exactly was the path of electricity? If the metal steps are energized, it must have been 1 foot on the metal steps and 1 foot on the physical ground? I dont see how the handrail could come into play. If it was metal, and screwed into the frame, it would also be energized the same as the steps. edit: oh wait never mind. was picturing metal studs.
wopachop 07/23/21 06:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

Good stuff thanks. So for anyone following along you want to set your meter to ohms. (horseshoe lookin thing) Then touch the probes between 2 spots. 1. The extension cord ground pin and the trailer frame. 2. The extension cord ground pin and the ground slot of an outlet. If you have an exterior outlet drag the extension cord over to that location. Also remember to find bare metal or touch the head of a bolt that goes into the frame like it appears Mike is doing.
wopachop 07/23/21 06:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

That was a lot of info. Mike can you explain your picture please? I guess the 120v ground is tied into the trailer frame? If thats the case, could your test show zero ohms but once plugged in there could be a hot wire touching the frame? Trying to think how that would work. Could the person not get shocked, but there is still a hot wire touching the frame? Assuming youre not plugged into a gfci. I want to test my own trailer next time im home. Plug the trailer in. Set meter to AC volts, and then probe the outlets between hot and ground? I can also test the ohms between all the adapters and the trailer frame.
wopachop 07/23/21 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shower hose fittings problem

The diverter must be a metric thread? If you have the old hose, see if the Male shower head screws into the old hose on the diverter side.
wopachop 07/19/21 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Bathroom dispensers

I try to remember to put mine on the ground. Usually they fall sometime during the trip. Bought a suction cup holder but it doesn't stick to my walls. I want a spot for cell phone, toothbrush, and water flosser up high almost to the ceiling. Wanted something similar next to the sink. A way to get the electric toothbrush and flosser chargers off the small little sink. They're too tall for the cabinet. Places like Marshall's has good deals on bathroom accessories.
wopachop 07/19/21 01:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Shower hose fittings problem

Both ends appear to be the same size. Does the shower head screw into the other side? It it only goes 1/2 turn it sounds like a difference in threads or a bad thread job.
wopachop 07/19/21 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire covers

Were the tires covered since brand new?
wopachop 07/19/21 11:28am General RVing Issues
RE: trying to get stuck tire off

Is it holding air? Wonder how true the part was about needing to change the entire stem. A new core or tightening the original might have been sufficient.
wopachop 07/19/21 11:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: replacing pigtails on propane tanks

This forum has a separate photo posting site. You upload it there and it gives you a link to post in your reply. Yes you can overtighten most nuts and that's not good. A threaded connection is more forgiving to accidentally over tightening. As you tighten the nut or bolt, the threads begin to stretch. A flare connection is 2 similar shapes getting pressed together. Once its snug it only takes a little bit more for it to be tight and not leak.
wopachop 07/14/21 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: Armoured extension cord

Interesting about the galvanized neutral. Its just to save cost? I would think with alternating current you would want the positive and neutral being similar in size. Look at something like 12/3 romex with a shared neutral. So i guess it dont matter. But then again theyre not really sharing the neutral at the same time. Been years...trying to remember stuff i learned 20 years ago.
wopachop 07/04/21 04:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Armoured extension cord

I didnt. But good looking out. Not saying i wouldnt though. Never at a customers house. But my own house, when the outlet is 24 inches away from the panel, eh...maybe. Actually come to think of it. I just realized they have the trailer plugged into a diff outlet!!! Theyre not even using my dedicated 20a. I better warm them to go check the fridge!!! Gonna be a bummer if the breaker tripped and nobody noticed. Im not home to check. Just to clarify for anyone following along i used to have my own trailer plugged into the garage. Using the microwave would sometimes trip it if my water heater or other stuff happened to be on at the same time. Now currently its a different trailer with just the fridge on. I dont think they even know and remember i made one of the garage outlets our "trailer outlet".
wopachop 07/04/21 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Are they still making this vent cover?

Wish go fund me money would go to old ladies like this. Instead of a lifelong criminal type deal we keep seeing. Im actually down in SD all the time. Let me know if you guys need help or need to borrow tools. Sounds like the neighbor that is redoing the roof must be pretty handy. I wonder what happens to trailers that are totaled by insurance? If there was a local "pick a part" with trailers you could easily snag any 14" roof vent thats in good condition. With an electric drill and some type of scraper the roof vents pop off real easy. Bring a phillips and a square drive up on the roof and youre set.
wopachop 07/04/21 02:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Armoured extension cord

Oh perfect!! You already have wire run in conduit over there. You should be able to get a standard 15a receptacle on that. Depending on conduit size he might be able to pull thicker wire and give you a 30a setup. If you ever wanted to run heaters and stuff come winter 30a would be awesome. If you post a picture of your service panel people here might be able to give advice on what to do. It could be really easy to put that outside junction box on its own 15 or 20a breaker. So its not sharing power with the house. I had to do that back home. We plug the trailer into the garage outlets. But it kept tripping the breaker. So i gave 1 outlet its own dedicated 20a breaker. The breaker was already there. Just had to swap wires around. Ideally that outside junction box is already on its own circuit. Like you said it will be cheap to add an outlet right there. Have you pulled the cover and taken a peek? Hopefully its not low voltage wire for outdoor lighting. If it looks like speaker wire then he will have to pull new wire.
wopachop 07/04/21 01:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Are they still making this vent cover?

She lost her husband a few years ago and is pushing 80. She's having the roof recoated next month by another neighbor. That will seal it up. My question was... are they still making this cover? Or would another one they are making now with a slightly different design for this vent frame?Bummer man. New cover and frame might be the best bet if a neighbor is redoing the roof. Nice of you guys to help her.
wopachop 07/03/21 10:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are they still making this vent cover?

You guys at the beach or in a private backyard? Another pic zoomed out might help. The vents are screwed down into the plywood roof, and then covered with goo. You will need to scrape away the sealant and expose the screws. All while trying to be careful and not stab a hole into the roof material.
wopachop 07/03/21 09:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: lifepo4 and maxxfan

Also, the lights all work fine, even the one on the circuit that feeds the fan.Ah then something came loose with the fan wiring. You definitely have 12v feeding the fan?
wopachop 07/03/21 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: lifepo4 and maxxfan

2 Matts from Michigan!! You guys should be at redbud right now!!!! (making jokes) What voltage did your fan get? Just like cars and dirt bikes all the 12v stuff is able to get 14v and not burn out. No need for a regulator. But you can find them cheap on ebay. I use them for other stuff. Many have a little potentiometer that you turn with a screwdriver to adjust the output voltage to whatever you want.
wopachop 07/03/21 11:22am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical issue

A poorly train person impersonating an electrician. Action should be taken by theAction should be taken by you to read the thread? From what I gathered it's his buddy. Bummer situation for sure.
wopachop 07/02/21 07:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Solar panels vs shade cloth

I've wanted to put camo tent over my roof. Rig a way to roll it up on the front. Cut holes for solar panels to get direct light. Maybe next summer!
wopachop 07/02/21 07:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Toy Hauler instead of TT (to carry 16' boat)

Considerations for being able to haul a 16-17' aluminum fishing boat? Can the tongue extend further than the cargo area?Getting a boat that size with its trailer inside a toyhauler would be tricky. Could you settle for an inflatable with small electric trolling motor? My friends kiddo has one. Seemed pretty durable. They stuff that thing and a golf cart and kayaks in the back of their toyhauler. You would want a front bedroom model if you plan to live inside the unit with all your toys. Something with a separate garage would be nice but i dont see those very often. The cargo area is usually too small for the things we carry. Might work good for something like Harleys if youre OK with towing a really long trailer. You need to determine how often you will have to sleep inside the trailer with the toys in there. Lots of people load up quads and dirt bikes and then remove them right away. While others travel the country and leave the toys protected inside the living space. An inflatable electric boat would solve a lot of the hurdles. Space and gas fumes. Being able to load it all by yourself. They had a blast with it down fishing in mission bay San Diego. Wasnt river worthy due to lack of power. Things have changed though. Electric motor performance keeps getting better.
wopachop 07/02/21 11:50am Toy Haulers
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